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CBS
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
have an ally in the white house. president obama is renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. >> making sure our economy works for every working american. >> reporter: the national restaurant association says most fast food workers are happy and labor unions are staining these demonstrations. >> you cannot be an employee and be demanding salary based on your needs. salaries have to be based on the economy and what the economy in the area can bear. >> reporter: organizers say they are planning more protests in the future. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> well, the stars sure came out last night in rockefeller center. the christmas tree is now in place. mayor michael bloomberg turned on the lights that illuminated a dazzling display of 45,000 multicolored led lights. it's a 76-foot spruce tree from connecticut. it is part of a ceremony that dates back to 1933. this tree you see here will be on display till january 7. afterward it is will be milled into lumber and it will be donated to habitat for humanity. >>> the holiday decorations are up inside the white house.
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
and the elderly. at a white house youth summit, president obama encouraged the young people there to spread the word. >> for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. >> and on capitol hill, republicans held hearings on the health care law and they explored whether young people will sign up. especially through a website that has been so plagued with problems. >>> well, wusa9 is in the midst of a virtual joy campaign for the holidays. our debra alfarone is in the web center with a look at how you can help us make a big difference for a lot of folks, debra? >> and you don't even need get up from the couch right now if you have an ipad or a laptop you can do this with me. go to wusa9.com/givejoy. today we are focg usinon one of the five organizations, want to click on give and gift and go down a little bit and show you this is bailey's crossroads community shelter. the toys will go teiids -- there go to kids who are homeless. they don't have a tree, no return address on the letter to santa. you can give money of c
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called mvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s, devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartheid. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by white south african police in the infamous sharpeville massacre. mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks. on an unarmed and defenseless people. >> pelley: he was arrested in 1962 and later sentenced to life for sabotage and conspi
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
rocket launch, no. that's president barack obama and the first family lighting our national christmas tree on our rainy friday night. this year is the 91st lighting of that tree and it stands in the president's park behind the white house, very cool stuff. >>> it may sound a little gruesome, but it is all the rage, a new less invasive beauty procedure that involves injecting your own blood into your face. apparently it's supposed to make you look younger. >> let's give it a chance here. we'll introduce you to the vampire facelift. >> vampires, parasites of the underworld. their sharp fangs piercing necks in a blood lust ritual. it's what most people think of when you say vampire. but in 2013 there's a new meaning. in hollywood blood is beauty and some of the biggest stars are hungry for it. the vampire facelift. >> this area around here. >> reporter: you are looking at the first moments of this new cosmetic procedure in the medical office of dr. charles tellacouture and while it may be cutting edge not a single knife is used, no cutting, no stitches, no pulling. the doctor begins by d
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
africa. and at the white house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first step into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot live my own life without the example mandela set. >> reporter: he will join other leaders in south africa for the funeral set for december 15. cbs news, washington. >> now, here at home, mourners continue to pay their respects at the south african embassy near the new mandela statue on massachusetts avenue. this morning, more and more people were stopping by to place flowers at the base of the new statue. saray chance spent the morning at the embassy. >> reporter: construction workers have removed fencing that was preventing people from getting close to nelson mandela's statue. now, they can get up close, lay flowers and pay their respects. >> a sad day but what a gait man and a great life. >> reporter: they came to reflect, give respect, and for terry derase to drop a single red rose at his statue. >> my son said it was the wrong color because i had white roses too, and he said it meant love, and i said, well, that's nelson mandela
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
been helped by health care reform. president obama is expected to charge -- serp certain. the white house -- [indiscernible] the white house says the repaired website is now better able to accommodate high volume traffic. >>> the case of two terror suspects who claim they were tortured in a secret c.i.a. prison in poland has reached europe's human rights court. >> i declare open the public hearing. >> reporter: judges on the european court of human rights are exeg claims poland -- examining claims poland allowed the c.i.a. to operate a covert jail on its soil. it's the first time an open court has heard allegations warsaw let the u.s. arrest and interrogate terror suspects as part of the c.i.a.'s program extraordinary rendition. the case involves a saudi national accused in the deadly al qaeda attack on the u.s.s. cole in 2000 and a palestinian man who has never been charged with a crime. the men claim they were tortured in a forest in northern poland in 2002 and subjected to mock executions and water boarding. the u.s. is now holding both terror suspects in guantanamo bay, cuba. la
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
inches of snow today. >>> president obama is pushing to get more young people to sign up for health insurance. stopping by a white house youth summit. the president encouraged young adults to show their friends how to enroll. >>> georgia republican tom price is pushing his own health care legislation that he says is more attractive to young people. >> mr. president, we got a better idea. give me a call. >>> stocks were lower and investors are worried that a pair of better than expected reports on the economy will mean the federal reserve will start pulling back the stimulus program. >>> happy van winkle sells just 7,000 cases of the bourbon. made even more rare by the recent theft around $26,000. >>> as the search for the thief continues. >> be able to -- it is an inside job. >> the sheriff isn't buying this was all a publicity stunt. >> i was going to post a photo on facebook. >> it's one of her explaining she's teaching students how quickly a photo can beseen by
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
, president obama wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did not crash. 13,000 were put in a new system to help during high traffic. they are invited to come back when there is less traffic. 60% of them did. the white house is not yet saying how many have enrolled, but high traffic is proof of high demand. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage beginning on january 1. >> the white house hopes highlighting progress will reassure consumers and nervous democrats. but republicans continue to insist problems go
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >>> but up next, cybermonday sees a surge in visitors to the obama care website after this weekend's decloration by the white house. >>> the white house is reporting a dramatic improvement in the performance of the healthcare website. but, people are still experiencing delays. the obama administration says there were 375,000 visitors to healthcare.gov just by noon today. that's about half the number of its users that the technology team working on the site declared it can handle each day. >> we executed hundreds of software fixes and hardware upgrades and the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> the department of health and human services says the system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1% and response times for the web pages are down from 8 seconds to less than 1. the technology team warns too much traffic could still overwelm the system. >> well, hawaii is staying aloha to gay marriage. six couples tied the knot just after midnight. hawaii is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. the hawaiian ma
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
obama helps usher in the holidays at the white house, but it was the behavior of one of the first pooches that stole the show. >> murder, allegations of child abuse, arrests of police officers every other week, is something wrong with d.c.'s police department? i'm bruce leshan, this story coming up. >>> here's a live rook right now outside, the south african embassy here in the united states, actually this is a live look outside his home where you can see the folks gathered where nelson mandela passed away at >>> the holidays have arrived at the white house. first lady michelle obama welcomed children of military members yesterday for a first look at this year's decorations. as always, the first family's dogs bo and sonny are prominently featured in the displays. there are two life size replicas of the portuguese waterdogs made of satin ribbons and these chocolate miniatures of the white house pets in the gingerbread house and it couldn't be a white house celebration without a louvre appearance of the first dogs themselves -- a live appearance of the first dogs, but it was the you
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost its greatest son. >> a short time ago president obama had this to say about nelson mandela from the white house. >> his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with grace and with humor and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> the president went on to say he didn't think it was likely we'd see mandela's like again. joining us now via telephone is former d.c. mayor, current council member marion barry who was i think you were mayor still when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1992. am i correct, mr. mayor? >> absolutely, derek. my relationship goes before then, one thanksgiving day we sat in at the south african embassy on massachusetts avenue starting a whole movement and on april 4th
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
where they were in september before the web site's disastrous debut. but the white house knows it's still in political jeopardy. in january, john podesta, former chief of staff to president bill clinton, will become counselor to president obama. there's one issue podesta will have to confront-- president barack obama's credibility. less than half the country, 49%, describe the president as honest and trustworthy. that's the same number, scott, as one month ago. >> pelley: new management help at the white house. major, thank you very much. today federal regulators approved new restrictions on america's banks designed to head off a repeat of the financial meltdown in 2008. the restrictions are known as the volcker rule. they're named after the former fed chairman who proposed them. they would, among other things, ban big banks from making the kind of risky investments that led to the crash. today the northeast got another quick blast of severe weather. drivers skidded off snowy highways. walking wasn't easy in maryland and they took no chances in the nation's capital. most government
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did no
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage moreffordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under age 30 plan to enroll in a health care plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they're unlikely
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